In America, Journalists Are Considered Terrorists

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 In America, Journalists Are Considered TerroristsPainting by Anthony Freda:


We’ve previously noted that American journalists are an endangered species (click on the links for stunning details):

If they criticize those in power, they may be smeared by the government and targeted for arrest (and see this).


Indeed, because the core things which reporters do could be considered terrorism, in modern America, they could even targeted under counter-terrorism laws.


And an al-Jazeera journalist was held at Guantánamo for six years, partly in order to be interrogated about the Arabic news network.  And see this.




Experts who write about the truth – without any middleman – are also being harassed (and see this).


Wikileaks’ head Julian Assange could face the death penalty for his heinous crime of leaking whistleblower information which make those in power uncomfortable … i.e. being a reporter.


Former attorney general Mukasey said the U.S. should prosecute Assange because it’s “easier” than prosecuting the New York Times.  But now Congress is considering a bill which would make even mainstream reporters liable for publishing leaked information   (part of an all-out war on whistleblowing).

Do you think that I am being melodramatic and over the top?  Think again …

Glenn Greenwald wrote yesterday:

A US air force systems analyst who expressed support for WikiLeaksand accused leaker Bradley Manning triggered a formal military investigation last year to determine whether she herself had leaked any documents to the group.




The investigation was ultimately closed when they could find no evidence of unauthorized leaking, but what makes these documents [Air Force investigative documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request ] noteworthy is the possible crime cited by military officials as the one they were investigating: namely, “Communicating With the Enemy“, under Article 104 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).


That is one of the most serious crimes a person can commit – it carries the penalty of death – and is committed when a person engages in “unauthorized communication, correspondence, or intercourse with the enemy”. The military investigation form also requires investigators to identify the “victim” of the crime they are investigating, and here, they designated “society” as the victim:

airforce In America, Journalists Are Considered Terrorists




The US government, as part of Obama’s unprecedented war on whistleblowers, has now fully embraced the pernicious theory that any leaks of classified information can constitute the crime of “aiding the enemy” or “communicating with the enemy” by virtue of the fact that, indirectly, “the enemy” will – like everyone else in the world – ultimately learn of what is disclosed.




It seems clear that the US military now deems any leaks of classified information to constitute the capital offense of “aiding the enemy” or “communicating with the enemy” even if no information is passed directly to the “enemy” and there is no intent to aid or communicate with them. Merely informing the public about classified government activities now constitutes this capital crime because it “indirectly” informs the enemy.




If someone can be charged with “aiding” or “communicating with the enemy” by virtue of leaking to WikiLeaks, then why wouldn’t that same crime be committed by someone leaking classified information to any outlet: the New York Times, the Guardian, ABC News or anyone else?




International Law Professor Kevin Jon Heller made a similar point when the charges against Manning were first revealed:

“[I]f Manning has aided the enemy, so has any media organization that published the information he allegedly stole. Nothing in Article 104 requires proof that the defendant illegally acquired the information that aided the enemy. As a result, if the mere act of ensuring that harmful information is published on the internet qualifies either as indirectly ‘giving intelligence to the enemy’ (if the military can prove an enemy actually accessed the information) or as indirectly ‘communicating with the enemy’ (because any reasonable person knows that enemies can access information on the internet), there is no relevant factual difference between [Bradley] Manning and a media organization that published the relevant information.”



It is always worth underscoring that the New York Times has published far more government secrets than WikiLeaks ever has, and more importantly, has published far more sensitive secrets than WikiLeaks has (unlike WikiLeaks, which has never published anything that was designated “Top Secret”, the New York Times has repeatedly done so: the Pentagon Papers, the Bush NSA wiretapping program, the SWIFT banking surveillance system, and the cyberwarfare program aimed at Iran were all “Top Secret” when the newspaper revealed them, as was the network of CIA secret prisons exposed by the Washington Post). There is simply no way to convert basic leaks to WikiLeaks into capital offenses – as the Obama administration is plainly doing – without sweeping up all leaks into that attack.




The same [Obama] administration that has prosecuted whistleblowers under espionage charges that threatened to send them to prison for life without any evidence of harm to national security, and has brought double the number of such prosecutions as all prior administrations combined. Converting all leaks into capital offenses would be perfectly consistent with the unprecedented secrecy fixation on the part of the Most Transparent Administration Ever™.


The irony from these developments is glaring. The real “enemies” of American “society” are not those who seek to inform the American people about the bad acts engaged in by their government in secret. As Democrats once recognized prior to the age of Obama – in the age of Daniel Ellsberg – people who do that are more aptly referred to as “heroes”. The actual “enemies” are those who abuse secrecy powers to conceal government actions and to threaten with life imprisonment or even execution those who blow the whistle on high-level wrongdoing.

And – after Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, journalist Naomi Wolf, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and others sued the government to enjoin the NDAA’s allowance of the indefinite detention of Americans – the judge asked the government attorneys 5 times whether journalists like Hedges could be indefinitely detained simply for interviewing and then writing about bad guys.

The government refused to promise that journalists like Hedges won’t be thrown in a dungeon for the rest of their lives without any right to talk to a judge.  Indeed, Hedges believes that the government has already detained American citizens under the NDAA.

As plaintiff Wolf notes:

I have discussed the terms of the Homeland Battlefield Bill – also known as the National Defense Authorization Act – with numerous other journalists, writers, and members of democracy-supporting organizations across the political spectrum, from the Bill of Rights Defense Committee to the Tenth Amendment Center. I have also discussed the bill with various political leaders, including city council members and legislators, who span the political spectrum in the United States. They all agree that the bill can potentially affect an American journalist who meets with and publishes reports on individuals connected to organizations deemed terrorist by the United States government.

Wolf notes that the NDAA has already had a drastic chilling effect, interfering with her ability to be a journalist:

I declined, in writing, a proposed meeting with … Julian Assange, because of statements made by high-level United States officials regarding their belief that Assange is a terrorist …. I have declined to meet directly with members of Occupy Wall Street, because that group is being threatened with being named as terrorists in Miami. As a result, I have ceased conducting one-on-one interviews with them.


I have declined, in writing, to follow up with a proposed meeting with a support group in London that serves former prisoners, released without charge by the US government from the US detention center at Guantánamo Bay. Because some of these prisoners were released without government determination of whether they were connected to a terrorist organization, I declined to meet with this group for fear that this story could conceivably be considered some form of support to a group affiliated with terrorists.


I declined, in writing, to give additional media attention to a reporter who produced a documentary based on the bombardment of Gaza, and its effect on the Palestinian civilian population. Since I did not know who else, or which other entities, may have contributed to its production, I was concerned that my shining a media spotlight on the film, and gathering other members of the press to see it, might lead to wider attention and further fundraising that could conceivably fall under the term “material support”.


Thus the Homeland Battlefield Bill has already a chilling effect upon my ability to investigate and document matters of national controversy that would ordinarily be subject to my professional inquiry. It has therefore prevented my readers from receiving the full spectrum of truthful reporting which, in a functioning democracy, they have a right to expect.

Obviously, spokesmen for the government who never criticize in more than a superficial fashion are protected and rewarded.

Postscript: Hedges, Ellsberg and Wolf won their trial. Specifically, a federal court judge granted their request to stop the application of the NDAA to Americans.  The government has appealed, and it will be a tough fight.  Everyone who values a free press may wish to consider supporting their effort.


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carlsbadip's picture

All that is happening is what happens in countries where statist regimes take over, such as The USSR; Saudi Arabia; Fascist Italy; Fascist Spain; The Third Reich; Eastern Europe; South Africa; China; Pakistan; Argentina; Greece; Egypt; Syria; Indonesia; Cuba; Laos; Iraq; Libya; Vietnam; Cambodia; Burma; Russia; and Venezuela.  Read Propaganda (1928) by Edward Bernays and then look what the Soviets and Nazis did when they came to power.  Saul Alinsky was a piker compared to the Soviets and the Nazis.

The Oswald comment made earlier establishes appropriate brain washing of that participant and many others throughout the world through the effective use of propaganda.  

The CIA and the "Right Wing Plot" to kill JFK is based on what?  The failed Bay of Pigs Invasion, which was very poorly planned and unrealistic.  JFK's supposed withdrawal from the Vietnam War that he started without a shred of proof to support the wishful dreams of the Schlesingers and Ellsbergs.  

The big lie about JFK is that he was a liberal, who he was most certainly not and his voting record in Congress would pace in the Conservative wing of the Democratic party, whose conservative wing then was very conservative.  Politically, JFK was in the middle of the conservative wing, which was not the middle or the center of the Democratic Party.  Bobby Kennedy made in it clear that civil rights was not an issue for JFK in 1960 and in his administration.

JFK's increased defense spending and his inability to get any of his legislation through a Democratic Congress made him a fairly benign and ineffective President.  JFK's reelection in 1964 would see more of the same.  JFK would provide little threat to either the "Right Wing" and the CIA.   

The next targets of the brain washed are LBJ and Texas Oil Men.  It was John Connally that had the support of the Texas Oil Men and not LBJ.  JFK went to Texas to try a resolve a dispute between Connally and LBJ's supporters.  Some have used that as saying both JFK and Connally were targets, but Connally was an easier target than JFK, but Connally was shot in the shoulder from a bullet intended for JFK.  LBJ's dithering in 1964 and 1965 missed an opportunity to turn the tide in Vietnam.  LBJ's limited war disaster could never have lead to seizing the oil fields off the coast of Vietnam, as alleged by the perpetrators of this myth.  LBJ efforts as Commander in Chief were a complete disaster.  While General Abrams did in Vietnam what Patraeus later did in Iraq and could not do in Afghanistan, the MSM has propagandized that the war was lost and the democrats followed with their violation of the Paris Peace Treaty by abandoning South Vietnam.  The difference was that almost forty years later the Internet provided for a more diverse series of stories than the lock stepped MSM that worked hard to repeat 1968 all over again.   

The next most likely conspirator of the brain washed was the Mafia because of the crack down on Hoffa, which was a betrayal of the deal with Poppa Joe and the mob that got JFK the critical primary win in a very Protestant West Virginia because of the influence of the mob controlled coal miners' unions.  Repeated again in Illinois in the general election in 1960, and almost pulled off in California where JFK lost by only about twenty five thousand votes.

Hoffa was uncontrollable and the prosecution of Hoffa fit the needs of the Mob.  Hoffa's later disappearance was a testament to the Mob not being able to control him.

The most likely conspiracy if you reject the nut lone gunman and Jack Ruby being completely insane is one involving Castro.  Castro warned JFK in a speech in September of 1963, that anyone could be a target, including the President of the United States.  Kennedy's continued and unending failed attempts to kill Castro were well known and only stopped when LBJ became President.

Oswald was an avowed Marxist, a defector whose value to the Soviets in the USSR was understood to be very modest, and Oswald was returned to the US.  Oswald was also a marksman in the Marines.  An award that cannot be faked and was known in the Marines by those around him

The immediate reaction of the American media was to cast a right wing cloud of assertion around the assassination, where there was not a shred of proof, but the ease of manipulating the media was quite easy because of the many number of true believers through the America Media in 1963, which had strongly supported Castro's rise to power. 

 The next most likely conspiracy was the Diem Family in Vietnam, where JFK had the President and his brother-in- law killed in a military coup.  The Diem Family had many family members in very high positions throughout the governments of North Vietnam and South Vietnam.  The US created the Coup because Diem and his brother-in-law were negotiating a secret peace agreement with Ho Chi Minh's government in North Vietnam.  Never forget that Vietnam was the place JFK stated that he would show Khrushchev and the world how tough he was.  JFK prior to his assassination was viewed as a very weak President.  JFK could not let the President of Vietnam negotiate a peace treaty for his own country, when it meant JFK would be denied his exhibitionism of toughness. 

Oswald as the lone actor gets major support in Vincent Bugliosi's Reclaiming History The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Propaganda is a powerful tool and has mostly be used in the last hundred years to destroy real journalists (not the lap-dog MSM that supports Obama); destroy dissent; create great myths such as the Right Wing killed JFK, and often used to justify the start of wars. 

MillionDollarBoner_'s picture

I hereby decline, in writing, to post this comment on ZeroHedge...

rsnoble's picture

The biggest terrorist group in the world is the US gov't. Followed by all the other world's governments.

john39's picture

government is just a machine... the real problem is the group that has set out to take control of most governments from the inside.  giving them control of the printing press made it easy.

jonerot's picture

Wouldn't you just love to see the look on Orwell's face if he could read this article today?

Minipax, Minitrue, and Minilove. 

TNTARG's picture

An ugly tyranny you're living under, pals. And it doesn't look like is gonna change any time soon. Bad for everybody on the Planet, tyrans with unlimited access to weapons of mass destruction.

TheObsoleteMan's picture

This is how it works in the real world: If you belong to a MSM press corps, you get a pass, because you are basically a member of the propaganda ministry that is vital to their survival. If you aren't a MSM member in good standing, YOU DON'T GET PRESS CREDENTIALS OR ACCESS. PERIOD. This is why half of the stories on the evening news are pure fluff. Watch {if you can stomach it} tonight's evening news from an MSM outlet. See how much of it is either outright lies, propaganda, irrelevant and "human interest" stories. It will {should} make you sick. They tell you what they want you to know, and nothing more. Disinformation and misdirection is the name of the game today. Why do you suppose RT and al Jazeera are banned from the airwaves by the FCC? They can't stand the light of day. This is why more and more people are turning to alternative news via the internet. In their eyes, this is a huge threat, and can't be allowed to happen. They have a plan for that:

Nikao7's picture

"Why do you suppose RT and al Jazeera are banned from the airwaves by the FCC?"

I get RT via Dish Network.

Urban Redneck's picture

RT & AJ     are to     MSM, as?



Different voices and viewpoints need to be expressed and heard by thinking people, but if you really think RT and AJ aren't also doing their masters bidding, then perhaps you should avoid "fringe blogs" and "conspiracy sites" because you will never get the bottom of something if you can't see what is right on top of the thing.


Pejorative Requiem's picture

Painting "journalists" as martyrs deserving symapthetic social support? You're nuts, as usual. Check around George; the US street doesn't trust the media.

BigDuke6's picture

For every 1 truth seeking journo there are 100 sucking satans cock.

sosoome's picture

That may be what they say, but what % still watch TV? And get most info there?

Tis not a matter of "trust" but of osmosis.

AynRandFan's picture

American journalists aren't terrorists, they're communists and socialists.  At least terrorists come at you directly.  Instead, we are losing our freedom to the German press of the 1920's.

q99x2's picture

Journalists aren't terrorists. The truth is what it is. It can't be hidden anyhow. When the financial terrorists and globalists commit terror that is what people see it as. Doesn't help them at all to say journalists are terrorists.

Gully Foyle's picture

I guess all those bitching about Julian being an agent of TPTB were wrong.

Unless he maintans his cover into detention and death.


el Gallinazo's picture

Not necessarily.  The designated patsy, Lee Harvey Oswald, was obviously a US intelligence asset, probably CIA.  They eat their own when convenient without the slightest remorse.

Tango in the Blight's picture

Sorry to be blunt but nothing will be changed until enough blood is shed. When journalists are actually executed only then MIGHT people take notice.

Future Jim's picture

"When journalists are actually executed only then MIGHT people take notice."


98% of journalists will still vote for Obama.

Gully Foyle's picture

Tango in the Blight

First bloggers are NOT journalists.

When one of them gets killed it's just another hipster tragedy.

Name a single living journalist that we the people would raise arms for?

There are no more Cronkites or Thompsons.

Burticus's picture

The way to "support their effort" is to get state legislatures to nullify (reject and ignore) unconstitutional federal legislation and executive decrees, then initiate the repeal the 16th and 17th amendments and the (not really) Federal (with no) Reserve Act.  The only other solution is secession.

mess nonster's picture

Let me shorten that for you:

Guns n' Ammo.

blindman's picture

banning the truth be told is akin to
executing your young. see? condemning
the truth is condemning yourself.
that is all.

New_Meat's picture

"We’ve previously noted that American journalists are an endangered species..."

certainly they are extinct in the MSM of almost all three-letter-networks and four-letter-networks.

- Ned

monad's picture

What do you mean almost? Even the ones who tell the truth about anything only talk to approved subjects about approved topics, which relegates them to the shitpile of the irrelevant. All they accomplish is wasting as much of a whole lot of people's time as they can. People are turning the idiot box off, so they are even failing utterly at this. Time to learn Farsi, the translations are lies.

Radical Marijuana's picture

Yup, the USA is now an Orwellian world on steriods!

Winston Churchill's picture

Huxley's vision is not far behind .

The public schools are already churning out the epsilon's.

el Gallinazo's picture

Huxley was Eric Blair's (George Orwell) French teacher in a "public" school, namely the hyper elite Eaton.  They were both members of the Fabian Society, sometimes referred to as the Fabian Socialists, which derived its name from the tactic of the Roman Empire general who  just wore out the enemy forces by dragging out every battle without a resolution until they just collapsed in exhaustion.  Mohammed Ali must have read classical history to devise his Rope-A-Dope tactic for the Rumble in the Jungle.  But it looks like he lost a primary asset in the process, namely a functional brain.

blindman's picture

it is the promoters of truth telling and peace
that are identified as terrorists. if a journalist
goes along with the lies and better living through
destruction of life and property meme they are
compensated well. the totalitarianism has been
inverted as has been said.
this is how you get "war is peace" , etc ...
and where are the "religious leaders", clergy,
spiritual teachers etc. who are calling for
peace among nations, among people in positions
of potential conflict? where are the diplomats
striving for diplomatic solutions to points of
potential or actual conflict? where are they?
where does the media recognize them if they even
exist? where do we read their words or hear their
arguments or perspectives expressed?
are they being erased as terrorists?

trx's picture


“Nowadays, anyone who wishes to combat lies and ignorance and to write the truth must overcome at least five difficulties. He must have the courage to write the truth when truth is everywhere opposed; the keenness to recognize it, although it is everywhere concealed; the skill to manipulate it as a weapon; the judgment to select those in whose hands it will be effective; and the running to spread the truth among such persons.” 

(Bertolt Brecht, Galileo, 1937)


Future Jim's picture

There must be more to this story.

Didn't 98% of "journalists" vote for Obama, who signed the NDAA? Does this mean that 98% of journalists will now vote for Romney? Of course not. They will still vote for Obama; therefore, there is something you're not telling us.

lyras's picture

Under this sort of legislation Hillary Clinton and The One could be tossed in the dungeon for life.  Isn't that a win?

blindman's picture

in america the law makers and the corporate
lobbyists are more the terrorist than the
writers of journals. look who is responsible
for the morbidity and mortality, the privation
and poverty? the journalists? try the bankers
and the ridiculously fraudulent money system
as it intersects with corporate lobbying and
the legal and government systems.


Media today is for folks who cannot do critical research and thinking on their own. Even with the power of the Internet to fill in the blanks.  Politicians are the fall guys and janitors for the Powers That Be.  It doesn't matter what color they paint their ties with, because they answer only to people with a net worth measured in billions who want to keep it that way.  Politics has degenerated into a horrifyingly expensive little bloodless gladiatorial verbal lying contest prior to a rigged vote done for the most part on electronic voting machines that are pathetically easy to trick fuck into producing the desired result.  The country has been bought and sold, along with everything in it including you and me.  We are owned.  Representation for the People, by the People, died a homicidal death at the behest of power and money a long time ago.  All we have been experiencing since is the slow relentless consolidation of power and control ever since. Divide, and conquer.  It really works ! We are divided, conquered, and the apple is in our yappers, with the spit shoved up our asses, and getting closer to the fire each and every day.  Hopefully real Americans prevail before the Powers That Be have roasted our asses, eaten the bones clean, and start fighting over the scraps. The only thing between us and the end of freedom and democracy is the Constitution Of The United States Of America. I may be overtly optimistic, but I believe that honor, truth, justice, and proper political representation can be achieved. How it occurs and when, is the real question. Why ? Because the folks who love power and control like meth or heroin addicts love their drugs aren't gonna let go easily.  Okay, back to your regularly scheduled programming.

blindman's picture

29 September 2012
Bill Moyers: ALEC, the Secretive Corporate-Legislative Body Writing US Laws

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

The only thing between us and the end of freedom and democracy is the Constitution Of The United States Of America.

Aaaaaaannnnnndddddd it's gone...

blindman's picture

" when you've begun to think like a gun,
the days of the year have suddenly gone." john cale
John Cale- "Gun" (a pulp music video)
sympathies all around. life can be as brutish and
short as you let it be, very permissive on the
freedom to act part but short on escaping consequences
and the karmic loops back to the source; the life you save might be your own?
Man Shoots Son In Burglary Investigation
By Amanda Crum · 21 hours ago
here a story the zionists / neocons could learn from?
not to mention this sedition ndaa crap is legislative
terrorism itself. the people who drafted this should
be charged under their own law, prosecuted and punished
then the law should be shit canned. that is to say
the lawmakers themselves, their think tanks ( self
identifying terrorists )and
sponsors are the terrorists in a free and open
society where the government has been infiltrated
by crooked money and organized criminals pretending
to be security conscious and pretending to be concerned
about the welfare of their countrymen, they could not
care less about that. they just want to loot the
treasury unimpeded by any information concerning
their crimes becoming public knowledge. so,
they shoot their own children, their future, in the
early morning hours out of their own fear, insecurity
confusion and pent up rage; the shame of the guilt
they repress and deny. psychopathic would be the word? induced by paranoia generated out of a deep self loathing .
and here another thing ...
out on a limb here maybe cutting the
wrong side of the branch but let me say
genetically and actually we are all the same
insecure, sick and simple people.
the difference between the jews and the arab
muslims is one of maternal difference with
the same paternal genes, so they say. but,
were the mothers related? hmmm.
the difference between the sunni and shia
is just one of "proper" interpretation
of the words of the prophet, a question of
reading comprehension and manner of interpretation.
the christians believe
the rejected jewish prophet of the same gene pool
was actually god himself. the zionists neocons play all
sides against each other to steal the land , resources
and money. it is just that simple, really.
now i have to go back into hiding cause they all
hate me for not being one of them, god loving as
they all are. and they all know god loves them
because he lets them get away with so much bull shit,
either tacit approval or forgiveness constantly
the shepherd , god and empire know that if you
throw more hay in the barn the chance that someone
will discover the needle of truth and insight is
greatly diminished; they count on it, lots of hay,
always more hay.
when the barn burns down to ash and smoke , the air clears,
the needle glares in the day light. necessity
and cooperation then build a new barn if there are
any people surviving. anyway, the goal is to get
past the point where "government", systemically
important finance or corporate identity means having a
monopoly on terrorism.
who is responsible for the deaths of 10's of thousands
of innocent people in and around the areas of iraq, afghanistan and pakistan. who is responsible for
sanctions resulting in suffering of millions of
innocent people in iran? these are ongoing acts of
terror, who are these people who rationalise to themselves with ongoing self deception and self loathing and lies that they have and hold the monopoly on
prosecuting state sponsored acts of terror?
they will tell you they are the best and brightest,
the way they refer to each other, more reflexivity.
"when you've begun to think like a gun .." j.c.
the wests foreign policy is a travesty of the human
spirit and intellect and reflects very poorly on
the architects and managers responsible. doomed
fools playing in sewerage yet they are so self assured.
stunning, the fear of humility and truth on display
. there is this ..
"The Sedition Act of 1918 (Pub.L. 65-150, 40 Stat. 553, enacted May 16, 1918) was an Act of the United States Congress that extended the Espionage Act of 1917 to cover a broader range of offenses, notably speech and the expression of opinion that cast the government or the war effort in a negative light or interfered with the sale of government bonds. "[1]
It forbade the use of "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language" about the United States government, its flag, or its armed forces or that caused others to view the American government or its institutions with contempt. Those convicted under the act generally received sentences of imprisonment for 5 to 20 years.[2] The act also allowed the Postmaster General to refuse to deliver mail that met those same standards for punishable speech or opinion. It applied only to times "when the United States is in war."[3] It was repealed on December 13, 1920.[4] .. wiki"
the many ways human beings can turn themselves into
sheep? or parasites turning people into food?

Gringo Viejo's picture

You know who's responsible for this, don'tcha? THE JEWS!

Let's see, what else can we lay off on them?

How about GMOs?

earleflorida's picture

great read GW

*keep your ink well full and your mighty pen unsheaved

sincerely yours :-))

Your Creator's picture

Leftists blacklist all the time. 

Joebloinvestor's picture

What we need are more like Steve Dumbleavy.


The Kennedy wannabe.

I miss the days FOX would have his drunk ass on to laugh at what he had become.

Maybe as a warning to other "journalists".

DaveyJones's picture

...and terrorists are considered journalists

Peter Pan's picture

Who would have expected, thought or dreamed that one day the USA would become freedom's jail and graveyard.

How and why did this great nation embrace such a hellish vision?

Winston Churchill's picture

You know how bad its become when you have to go to RT, and Presstv to get

semi honest reporting.We are so fucked.

mess nonster's picture

John the Revelator for one.

"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon."

Revelation 13:11

A beast is a political power. Seas and water represent people, the earth represents a new land, largely uninhabited (North America). Horns represent the power of the state. Here, two lamblike horns show that this power has two sides- two parties, separation of church and state, religious freedom and republicanism, etc.

But the beast speaks as a dragon. A dragon is a power that compels the conscience. A nation speaks through its laws. Laws compelling the conscience, such as the NDAA are the new nnormal.

As for Naomi Wolff, good on her for standing up. But she might as well write whatever she wants to, about whatever she wants to write about, because all her written statements aren't going to mean shit when they grab her and throw her in the back of the bread truck, and no-one ever sees her again.

Offthebeach's picture

Alien and Sedition Act under Jefferson, Lincoln closing hundred of presses and jailing/prosecuting tens of thounds( equivalent to 150,000 today. Sheeple had more sack in those days. ) Wilson and Palmer did the same.

Any, voice intercept should be a job growth field. See you local EPA, Natural Resource, Family Protective Service or any of the Progressive living by big local, county, state or city government. Remember, the next Big Gulp drinker, cigarette smoker, illegal clam digger might be your neighbor. It takes a village of informants, and who informs first, informs best.
One people, one voice, centralization, forward!

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

Wilson and Palmer did the same.

Palmer?!!?!  The president from a fucking TV show?  Seriously?

Oldrepublic's picture

Alexander Mitchell Palmer (May 4, 1872 – May 11, 1936), best known as A. Mitchell Palmer, was Attorney General of the United States from 1919 to 1921. He directed the controversial Palmer Raids.

diogeneslaertius's picture

GW digitally crossing the Potomac on a daily basis

hedgites with some great analysis about the CIA being an NSA front and the media hijacked, corrupt courts

yes, lets look at the component architecture:

militarized/federalized police force, blackwater et al. and PMC's, and now the TSA, a citizen spy force; completely hijacked media and Internet 2.0 on its way, meanwhile trapwire, darpa robots, artiletcs in china, and database-driven biometric recog sensor grids; completely over run court system, from local to the SCOTUS, corrupt as the day is long; government layer hijacked six ways from sunday, from diebold machines and gerrymandering/redistricting and hatchet men to say Ron Paul doesnt exist in every municipality, DNC/RNC control grid, and a systematically dumbed down populace pumped full of non stop bread and circuses.


but dont worry!


we still have the petrodollar and world reserve currency status....


we conquered and rebuilt the entire planet and are paupers - the pitbull of the NWO who has outlived its usefulness, they spent our blood and treasure and ruined our rep in the process


manly p. hall, albert pike, blavatsky laid the metaphysical framework in many ways


its no wonder people dont like to go after the football when it goes into mean old mr. nwo's yard, i get that, and chomsky et al. have been there to gate keep people into blaming NWO subsidiaries like the NSA, CIA, state dept. etc.


but i know some of you have no problem saying that the people who engineered the global economic crisis are the same people who put hitler into power, and mao, and stalin, and engineered every other economic crisis and major conflict in the last 2 centuries alone. I know some of you can see The Grand Chessboard and forest, despite the trees.


really nice to see that ZH is place for Actual Journalism and not presstitution every day - and we should be thankful that today so many are awake in various degrees, love your blog george, WRITE ON!